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next on eyewitness news, a shut down averted, the latest on the last minute deal in washington, as lawmakers agree on a budget. and. >> reporter: finding phylicia, i'm mike hellgren with details of two new massive searches for the missing honors student. why police believe someone is not telling the full story. and pain at the pump, rising gas prices are starting to drain drivers of their cash, now how they're coping and there is plenty of rain yesterday. will today be another washout? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in his first warning forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning is seconds away.
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good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. temperatures are in the 40s area wide, a little misty out there, a little fog, a little moisture left over from yesterday. you mentioned the showers, there are no active rain drops falling but the clouds are still out there, at least for early on. we do have a slight chance, really that chance is pretty much over, but we did have a slight chance of some showers this morning, but most of the rain has moved off soon we're starting to see some drying out. again, still saturated out there this clouds out, and the fog is lingering through this morning. we'll see the clouds break. we'll see the sun returning through late morning. overall not a bad day shaping
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up. we have temperatures going into the mid 50s, we'll have your complete forecast coming up. now here's what people are talking about this morning, less than one hour before the government was set to shut down, lawmakers strike a deal with the white house. it slashes a historic amount of spending, but it's only the first step in a budget battle for congress. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: just minutes before the midnight deadline, president obama walked to the podium to announce the government would not shut down. >> the washington monument as well as the entire federal government will be open for business. >> reporter: the president top senate democrat harry reid and house speaker john boehner struck a deal that funds the government through september. it slashes some $38 billion in spending, which could add up to the largest budget cuts for federal agencies in history. >> we fought to keep a government spending down because it really will in fact create a better environment for job creators in our economy. >> both sides have had to make
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tough choices. tough choices is what this job is all about. >> reporter: the deal may be done, but it's not official. lawmakers did not turn the agreement into a bill and raced to vote on another measure that would keep the government open one more week. the senate acted within minutes, it took the house a little longer. because the two sides had reached a deal, the top white house budget official ordered federal agencies not to shut down at midnight. that was welcome news for about 800,000 federal employees who were preparing to stay home without pay starting today. this budget battle was only the first step. next week lawmakers start working on the federal budget for next year. republicans are to fight for as much as $100 billion in cuts in that spending plan, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> and some house republicans voted no on the measure to keep the government open for one more week, a move designed to show that they were not happy with the long-term deal.
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they say the cuts were not deep enough. the search is on in baltimore county for a man police say assaulted a three-year-old and threatened to kill the boy's mother. these are two pictures of antonio johnson. investigators say johnson climbed into a window at his ex-girlfriend's house and threatened her with a knife. the next day police say he came back again and kicked the door in and assaulted the boy. police say anyone with information should give them a call. a landmark bill regarding illegal immigrants takes another step choser towards becoming a law in maryland. the house has passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrant students the same in state tuition at maryland universities as other students. immigrant students whose parents moved here when they were young have some restrictions like completing two years at a community college first. the senate has already passed a similar bill. without a trace, in just a few hours, police will launch another massive search for missing teens phylicia barnes.
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mike hellgren has more on where they're searching and why. >> reporter: the two searches will last until sun down. police hope to crack one of the highest profile missing person cases in baltimore history. how did phylicia barnes, a prominent high school student visiting her sister in baltimore seemingly vanish. >> i wish i could be in her place and she could be in my place. >> reporter: police want volunteers for one search, canvassing around the reisterstown apartments and reisterstown road, where phylicia was staying. >> truthfully i think its crazy for it to happen in this area. >> it's just very sad and i'm glad they're still looking. >> i do wonder about it, i hope she's still alive. >> reporter: a second search would canvass a wooded area police are keeping secret. police gleaned information from a person of interest. it's a place they've searched before, more than 200 cops will do it again. a criminal justice class tout by former police commissioner
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leonard ham is helping in the volunteer search along with several churches. >> as a father i would want to know that somebody is helping today and is anxious to help on this. so when the call came, there was no second thoughts. let's get involved. >> reporter: bring some peace to phylicia's loved ones who have known little of it since december 28th, the day she disappeared. >> i hope that god sees me worthy enough to lead me, to give me the insight to where she's at. >> reporter: mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, mike. several rewards are being offered for information in this case. there is still a tip line at (855)223-0033, that number is staffed around the clock. information is also available at wjz.com. and we promise to keep following this case and we'll let you know as soon as phylicia is found.
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fired, that's the punishment for seven city workers caught shooting dice and drinking alcohol on the job. investigators say the incident happened a transportation department shop on east madison street in march. a city spokeswoman says that a supervisor and six municipal workers were among 13 arrested after a raid at the shop. the remaining six are suspended and the investigation continues. an evacuation was ordered at bwi-marshall last night after someone spotted a suspicious bag. passengers and employees were asked to leave the ab terminal just after 8:00, that's when someone noticed the unattended bag. security checked it out and determined that it wasn't a threat. meanwhile, southwest airline passengers may have experienced delays at that time. instability overseas is part of the reason why the price of gas is skyrocketing here in maryland. some stations have already hit $4 a gallon for regular gas.
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weijia jiang has more on how toes prices have many drivers thinking twice before getting behind the wheel. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. right now we are all paying about 1 dollar per gallon more for gas than last year, and many people have had to change the way they live just to keep up. when this man fills up he thinks where the gas money not going. >> we used to go different places like the mall with my kids, not no more, you know. maybe we walk to the park. so all because of gas. >> reporter: his wife used to stay at home to take care of their four kids, now she has to work, like many marylanders, the family is struggling to adjust to prices just shy of the $4 mark. the state's average for a gallon of regular is 3.71. last week it was 3.51, and last year it was 2.84. >> i've become ten times more conscious of my trips, and
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basically how i can consolidate my trips. >> reporter: because drivers are making changes in their lifestyles, the economy is slowing and the timing couldn't be much worse. >> just as many retailers are getting back on their feet, feeling good about the world, department stores and other retailers will suddenly have to deal with rising gasoline prices. >> reporter: gas prices even forced some co-workers to give up their jobs. >> i've already had two that have had to resign with the changes in pricing with their income not changing, they can't make the commute anymore. >> reporter: davis who pays nearly $100 to fill up plans to buy a new car, one of many changes she hopes will leave change in her wallet. economists predict maryland will hit the $4 mark sometime in the summer months. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you think we have it bad here, drivers in california, hawaii and alaska are already
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paying more than $4 for a gallon of regular gas. wow. turning to sports, one of the best hitters in the history of baseball shocked fans when he suddenly decides to call it a career. manny ramirez again tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs yesterday and instead of taking a 100 game suspension as a multiple offender, he has opted to retire. the tampa bay rays say they are surprised and disappointed by the slugger's decision. ramirez is a 12 time all star and hit 555 home runs in a career that spanned 19 seasons. as for our birds, the orioles were supposed to take on texas yesterday, but the game was not to be. it was rain, look at what happened here. a couple of rangers doing their best rick dempsey impressions. the game was delayed and cancelled due to a rain delay. the orioles and rangers will make up with a double header today and probably play without
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the help of second baseman brian roberts. he was hospitalized after complaining of stomach pains. that looks like so much -- like, you know, being seven all over again. so much fun, slip and slide. >> that's like a multiple million dollars slip and slide. >> that we would love to enjoy. >> not today. >> all we need is one of them to get hurt, and be on the disabled list for a month. >> then they'll -- yeah, you know. >> nothing like that today. not too bad outside right now. it's misty, foggy, because of all that rain yesterday. temperatures are mild. never dropped much. we got into the low 40s across most of the area. we only got into the upper 40s yesterday. it didn't fluctuate too much. right now temperatures are 43. that's at bwi-marshall, 40 the dew point, relative humidity 89%, the north-northeasterly wind is a cool and damp wind off the easterly portion from the ocean and bay. the north portion of course
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bringing in chilly air. 30.18 and rising is your barometer. high pressure is really trying to really dominate the forecast for the majority of this weekend. and temperatures are going to respond pretty nicely. 42 in elkton, 39 in oakland is the cool spot, 41 in cumberland and hagerstown, 48 in ocean city. around the immediate metro area everyone just around the low to mid-40s, 44 in annapolis and on kent island we have 40 in westminster and 40 in bel air. winds are going to start to shift a little bit and as we start to get more of a west-southwesterly flow, we'll see more warm air moving into the region. we'll also dry out a little bit. but we still have a stationary front primarily down to our south. it's a front that has not moved very much. it is allowing for several ripples of low pressure to ride along it and every once in a while we'll get these chances of shower. the bulk of the rain and moisture we had yesterday has moved offshore. you can see most of that there. look at the press of showers to
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the south. with that front still kind of draped out to the west and midwest, we are still going to be close enough for the potential for a light shower, a passing one maybe tonight and then moving in from the west another one maybe tomorrow morning. but the best chance comes after the temperatures go way, way up on monday, much like this past week or this current week i should say, we'll see a chance of thunderstorms. we'll have another front moving tin, micking with this very warm air. i'm talking warm air into the mid-80s some monday. then we'll see thunderstorms monday night. that will be very, very late. really we don't have a bad weekend in play. don't factor a lot of rain into your forecast. no washout here, just fleeting showers will be coming and going here periodically through the weekend. sunset today is 7:39, east wind on the bay at five to ten knots. 56 degrees today, you've seen the morning mist along with the fog. we'll see warming up today in the mid 50s up to 60 degrees.
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45 tonight and clouds out there, warm with a passing shower tomorrow. temperatures getting up to 70 degrees and then for the next five days 85 on monday, chance of thunderstorms very late. 68 tuesday, 64 wednesday and 68 on thursday as we start to warm up heading into the next weekend. what's up with monday? >> these mondays it's like the waves, every week monday seems like the warmest day of the week. three day weekend are being planned. >> downhill from there. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, a shocking crime in text tech, what a convicted sex offender is accused of doing just to avoid the police. why so serious? a bank customer cracks a smile in a dangerous situation. we'll tell you what he was thinking and what was so funny. >> here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck. we're back in just a moment. ,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning on this
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saturday april the ninth, taking a look outside as you just did at a pretty calm day. it's a mill misty outside, clouds are in place, and damp. we have fog out there. take it slow, visibility not really an issue, but it is just very damp still left over moisture from the rain that moved through yesterday. we're seeing now temperatures did not really drop much from yesterday. we are in the 40s except in oakland at 39, every one in the 40s, ocean city at 48 degrees, 33 in elkton, and 41 toward hagerstown. >> rain moving through the region and moving out of here really. the low that brought us the rain has departed moving offshore. we'll see warm air in its place and with that, we'll see temperatures going up into the range right around 60 degrees today. look for 40s early morning and then into the 50s by late morning and early afternoon, topping out around 58 degrees. your five-day first morning forecast is coming up. tim, thank you. first back to other stories
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people are talking about. electricity is slowly being restored in northern japan this morning after a strong aftershock late thursday. more than a quarter million homes remain in the dark this morning. three people died during this week's 7.1 magnitude aftershock. but japan's nuclear plants were mostly unaffected. the japanese government has also lifted a ban on some farm products grown in areas devastated by last month's quake and the results tsunami. a convicted sex offender in texas is charged in a shocking string of crimes. police accused michael gilbert of rape ago 16-year-old girl in march. the fort worth police say days after they alleged the attack they found gilbert's car burning in a park. the victim in the trunk did not match gilbert's dental records. they believe he killed a
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homeless man to fake his own death. he was taken into custody by s.w.a.t. officers. a cross dresser breaks into a family's home. a woman dressed as a man barged into the house yesterday morning. she was reportedly armed with a knife, taser and fake gun. detectives say she was wearing a fake mustache to disguise herself. >> the suspect was there to collect a debt of around $15,000 that was owed to her for sale of a vehicle. however, the house that she chose to go in and collect this debt was apparently the wrong house. >> and now police say rodriguez is in the country illegal leanne she may be deported back to mexico. a massachusetts man has an unusual reaction when a gunman walks into his bank and demands money. >> he came up and put the gun to my head and said this is a bank
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robbery. and i just started, you know, figuring it was another joke. >> oh, that's why robert woods says he is smiling in the surveillance photo, his mood quickly changed when he turned around and saw that the gun was very real. the robber got away with about $20,000 of bank money, but police arrested him a short time later. if somebody says it's a bank robbery, don't smile. >> don't smile. and if you have $20,000, just hand it over. it's federally insured. >> that's right. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, it's no joke, how super glue and a public toilet landed one maryland man in ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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five days of first warning weather, going up to 60s tomorrow, 68 near 70. we have a chance of thunderstorms on monday, but not before the day gets to a daytime high. the temperatures up into the mid-80s, we're looking for 70 on tuesday, 64 on wednesday and 68 on thursday. an april fools prank lands a cecil county man in the hospital. he was super glued to a toilet seat in walmart. suzanne collins has the story. >> reporter: it's a mundane task stopping at the rest room while shopping at walmart. for a cecil county man it became a nightmare. he unwittingly became super glued to the seat in a prank.
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an employee called 911. >> we have a older gentleman in our bathroom, this is not a joke, actually super glued to the toilet, we couldn't get him off. >> police say it's no joke, as a matter of fact it's second degree assault and add to that the destruction of property, the seat had to go with the man to the hospital. >> probably somebody pulling a prank in conjunction with april fools, but the serious aspect of it is business was disrupted at the walmart, the fire department, police department, and county paramedics were called out to the scene, not to mention that you have a gentleman taken to the hospital as a result of this. >> reporter: police say surveillance cameras of course not in the bathroom, but outside show 15 random men going in before the victim. now they are checking who bought super glue. suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> doctors say super glue sets in in one minute and it is
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strong enough to tear through skin. >> that's a horrible story. i mean, on many fronts, it's a tough story. >> i have no words. wow. all right. well, coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, last minute deal. >> lawmakers make big sacrifices last night to avoid a government shut down. details of the new budget agreement. >> going nowhere, why analysts say the conflict in libya is starting to look like a stalemate. and what did he say? a groom to be doesn't mince words when asked about his upcoming wedding on national tv, just wait until you hear what he had to say ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. at the bottom of the hour, temperatures around 40 degrees across the area. a pretty mild start to the day. it will be a nice day overall. we do allow for a very early sprinkle in, but most of the day after that is going to be, you know, shaping up pretty nicely. of course orioles got rained out last night. they have a double header today. don't know what the times are but they will play two with the texas rangers. we will show you an particulars with the ball players down at
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the field. they had a good time despite the fact they couldn't play. morning mist and fog. otherwise mostly cloudy and warmer. again, we're allowing for early sprinkles until that system gets completely out of here. mostly cloudy with a passing shower late. 45 the overnight low, warm with a passing shower again. and temperatures warm up nicely heading into monday. we'll talk about it in your complete updated first warning forecast. thank you, tim. but now here's what people are talking about this morning. >> congress reaches a budget deal less than one hour before the deadline avoiding a potential government shut down. the deal cuts spend big $36 billion, until a final package is approved a stopgap measure will cut $2 billion keep the government running to then. president obama praised the agreement and talked about the negotiation process. >> i would not have made these cuts in better circumstances,
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but beginning to live within our means is the only way to protect those investments that will help america compete for new jobs. >> one major sticking point in the negotiation process, federal funding of planned parenthood. obama says that will not be cut. time is running out for maryland lawmakers to raise the alcohol tax. supporters say the money would fund the disabled and schools. suzanne collins reports on a last ditch lobbying effort. >> this would be the means to reduce an eventually eliminate the waiting list. >> reporter: edward cannot talk, so he is using a computer to explain it. 5000 disabled marylanders are on a waiting list hoping to get services. some are desperate. >> many of them have much older caregivers who are struggling to care for them at home. they may be at risk of becoming homeless. there are very dire situations out there. >> reporter: a bill to raise the sales tax on alcohol would filter money to the disabled, 5 million the first year, and additional funds for two years
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afterwards. >> kim curry is independent in a group home after years on the list. >> six to seven years at least, because at one time i was living with my brother and his family. >> reporter: liquor stores and say they are being saddled with this burden which will hurt business. >> if we lose sales, we will lose jobs and the people on the borders will be impacted by the high sales tax. >> the bill calls for a penny increase in the sales tax every year for three years. so by the third year, this bottle of jack daniels would cost 60 cents more. the alcohol tax would be spent to beef up education funding for baltimore city and prince county. the senate passed the bill but the house must vote by midnight on monday and the lobbying is intense. >> thank you for your support, appreciate it. >> reporter: from the state house, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, suzanne. even if the house votes in
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favor of the alcohol tax, any amendments or delays could doom the bill at this late hour. in just a few hours two new searches will begin for missing honors student phylicia barnes. police want volunteers for one search canvassing the area around the reisterstown square apartments and reisterstown road plaza. phylicia was staying there with her sister when she disappeared more than three months ago. a second search will comb a wooded area that police are keeping secret. volunteers are asked to meet at reisterstown road and paterson avenue this morning at 8:00 a.m. we promise to keep following this case and we'll let you know as soon as phylicia is found. one. stars of hbo's the wire is out on bail following her arrest on drug charges. phylicia pierson known as snoop is in jail on heroin. >> pierson is on electronic
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monitoring this morning after posting $50,000 bond. baltimore's fight against gun violence could suffer a big loss. according to the baltimore sun, a circuit court judge ruled that the city's begun offender registry is unconstitutional. that law requires anyone found guilty of a gun crime to register information with the city every six months for three years. judge alfred nann says the law is too vague and too broad. a spokesperson for the city says the city may file an appeal. closing in on a serial killer, police in new york say they are close to naming a suspect in the murder of eight women. in december 4 of the victims were discovered on a remote beach in long island. since then police discovered four more bodies. detectives also believe the same killer may be responsible for four other murders in atlantic city. nato now says that it made a mistake in libya this week when an air strike killed five rebel
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fighters and as alan pinzy reports, the rebels' momentum in the fight appears to be slowing. >> reporter: there are several good reasons why the war here has settled into a stalemate. >> this is one of them. the western gate to the now deserted town was so laid back today, there was even a local elder on hand to offer counseling to young fighters, but the eccentrically armed rebels don't have any idea what's going on even a few miles up the road. nothing has changed a volunteer says. we don't have any information. the rebels also seem to lack the kind of strategic planning that their enemy is proving better at. this is the last check point before it passes to the actual front line, but between here and the battle front, the libyan forces have tried a new tactic, a movement that allows them to shoot at the only rode the rebels can use. and that's exactly what
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happened today. six rockets hit without warning about a half mile short of the checkpoint. it was enough to send the rebels into disarray. their usual reaction to anything that requires discipline and control. get in the car. get in the car. and then it got genuinely dangerous. >> get in. another six rounds came in. this time within a few hundred yards of the road. we ducked for cover and beat a hasty retreat as the rebel fighters. the position defending the last town before benghazi was abandoned to anyone brave enough to stay. libyan forces don't have to advance to maintain the stalemate, all they have to do is out flank and outthink the rebels, which is proving relatively easy. >> the rebels are now putting pink markings on their vehicles to distinguish them from moammar gadhafi's forces. protesters in egypt turned violent as soldiers clashed
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with protesters. soldiers beat protesters who formed a human shield around army officers after the army officers joined the rally against the order of superiors. protesters are demanding that the military prosecute former president hosni mubarak on corruption charges. the british press is being warned to stay away from the family of prince william's fiancie. kate middleton's family says the paparazzi is already getting too close for comfort. >> reporter: the royal wedding is getting closer and so are the cameras. two close for prince william's future mother-in-law carroll middleton. newspapers flashed candid shots of her running errands in london. the paparazzi are pursuing and harassing them. the british media watch dog is warning photographers to back
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off. some royal watchers say the middletons better get used to the spotlight. >> if you're in a public area, you're not in a private area, therefore you can't have protection. >> reporter: royals do have some legal defense against the paparazzi. britain's red carpet rules allow photographers to take any pictures during the public event. >> prince william blames paparazzi for chasing his mother to her death in a paris car crash. >> palace officials have trained kate on how to deal with the paparazzi, telling her to smile and never say a word. >> reporter: prince william has been fiercely protective of his bride ever since paparazzi started camping outside her chelsea apartment during their courtship. he is expected to extend that cloak of protection over the rest of the middletons when they become part of the royal
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family. >> british officials expect more than 2 billion people around the world to tune in to see the royal wedding vows later on this month. one texas rangers' fan shows us what not to do the night before your wedding. listen to this. >> you guys are getting married at the ballpark tomorrow morning. >> it's going to be the worst day of my life. >> reporter: wow? >> taylor, you're going to get good remarks for that one. >> it's going to be a long marriage. what was tuesday night's game -- that was tuesday night's game between the rangers and mariners. now the team says it may have all been a hoax because no one saw the couple at the park the next day or maybe the bride to be had second thoughts after that performance from her future husband. >> wow. now to golf where it appears tiger woods has found his swing again at the masters. woods was six under par at the second round of augusta
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yesterday. he is within three shots of the leader mcelroy, who is sitting at ten under for the tournament as the 21-year-old from northern ireland looks to win the first major of his young career. you can watch third and fourth round coverage of the masters this weekend on wjz 13. our coverage starts today at 3:30 and tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., live exclusively right here on wjz 13. as they've done with everything, from the ncaa, cbs has made it available to go online, go on cbs.com and click on masters live. they have three separate holes that you can click on and watch live coverage all day long. >> congratulations to you, because i know you won the march madness. >> yeah. >> bracket. >> go figure that out. we call him king tim. >> there is a picture in the newsroom that's kind of to that effect. it's very interesting. i'll go get it and bring it out.
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>> what's the strategy? >> flip a coin and whatever it lands on say the opposite, you know. you know, truth be told i was the only one who picked uconn of all of our pickers, you know. >> it doesn't matter how you get there as long as you get there. >> i was the second to the bottom in the last weekend. then i had uconn to win and all of a sudden won. i don't win anything for it, but i got a picture with a crown on. >> are are we taking a gamble on the weather? >> no this isn't a gamble. i'll go out on a limb with this one. no snow. how about that? we're winners there. >> here we go. >> see, this is what i got for winning the ncaa tournament. there you go. >> we call him king tim. go figure. i don't know where that came from. i don't know who thought to do it, but thank you very much for my accolades. >> the burger king brown. it's all in fun. i had a good time.
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and uconn won, there you go. what are you going to do? look, as far as the orioles game they got rained out last night. statement from the orioles is that tonight's game beginning -- let's see, what is it, postponed of course. teams will play a single admission double header today starting at 4:30 which means that you can take tickets for last night's game, exchange them for seats of equal value for the double header, you can see both games, i think the particular vets to be exchanged by may 31st. that's what it says. all right. there you go. >> if you're going down to the ballpark, the forecast not too bad. partly cloudy and mild, first pitch at 4:35 as we just mentioned, rangers in town taking on the orioles. not a bad time to be there. 43 at bwi-marshall, 85% relative humidity. we are looking at northeast winds at 7 miles per hour. and 30.18 is your barometer, and that is going up. high pressure is building in.
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things are drying out for the majority of the day. 38 in oakland, 48 in ocean city. everyone else pretty much falling between those numbers in the low to mid-40s, 40s westminster, 44 kent island and down in annapolis. with winds coming in from the northeast, we have a cool component factoring into our forecast. we are going to see uniform shift through the weekend to the west and northwest. as we do that, we are starting to see temperatures starting to tap into some very warm air, much like last weekend, we were in the 50s and then gradually into the 60s, same thing today and into tomorrow and then by monday, very warm air surges in. search temperatures going up into the mid-80s again. i don't know what it is with this pattern but every monday it seems we have the highest temperature of the week. the warmer air will gradually move in. we're close enough to a disturbance to our north and front moving in from the west that will bring us potential for thunderstorms on monday, we're close enough to a disturbance to the north we could see a
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fleeting shower maybe late this evening, but nothing that will wash out any of your plans at all. sunset is 7:39. east wind on the bay at five to ten knots with no advisories. morning mist and fog otherwise mostly cloudy and temperatures around 60. mostly cloudy with a passing shower late. 45 your overnight low and 68 tomorrow, warm with a passing shower in the morning. your five-day forecast takes us through 85 on monday, with a chance of thunderstorms late. we're talking around any night or so. 68, 64 and 68 for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. monday shouldn't be so bad. those showers. >> very late, like last week, the day builds up with the heat and late in the evening, overnight thunderstorms and we level out again. >> getting ready for the real spring to roll in. >> yeah. yeah. >> still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, a deadly pile up brings traffic to a stand still, where it happened and what's being blamed for it. more than a week after a fan
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nice saturday shaping up. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning, at 6:47, it is 43 and mostly cloudy outside. a sudden sand storm leads to a massive 80 car pile up in northern germany. look at this, at least eight people were killed, dozens more seriously injured in the crash. about 20 vehicles burst into flames before emergency crews arrived on the scene. police say it appears strong winds blue sand on to the highway, and that blinded some of the drivers. los angeles police are stepping up ballpark security after a fan was brutally beaten after a game. the la dodgers unveiled a new security plan that will double the number of officers at the ballpark. the plan comes after a man was attacked in a stadium parking lot last week. right now he is in a medically induced coma. the grand finale of the cherry blossom festival kicks you have off in a few hours. the cherry blossom parade will
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go on, despite the worries about a shut down. it has been averted now. 13 marching bands are scheduled to perform on the traditional parade route along constitution avenue. this is the 99th anniversary of japan's gift of cherry blossom trees to washington. >> what would have happened? would that parade have gone on had the government shut down happened? >> somebody would be out there with a tuba and trombone. >> these marching bands travel from all over the place and the city shuts down? >> you have to have the parade. tuba, trombone, pack the trees up, go home. i'm glad it's going on as scheduled. >> all right. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning: ♪[ music ] >> music, laughter and memories, the important message passed along in a local musical
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some are elaborate, others unusual, and some of them are just barely not there. we're talking about women and their hats. as kai jackson explains, a new musical at morgan state university, exams the phenomenon of hats in black women in great detail. >> reporter: there is music ♪[ music ]♪ >> there is laughter. and there are many memories. >> i have six sisters. i don't borrow their hats, they don't borrow mine. >> it's a musical by regina taylor, adapted by a book of the same name. it traces the history of hats in the black community, told through the eyes of a young girl sent to live with her grandmother. it's a look at grandmothers,
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aunts, wives, and sisters, who wear this fashion statement especially in church. >> crowns are about black women and their church hats and why we as women wear hats. >> it took me way back, it was my momma, she was a hat lady in our church. > ♪[ music ] >> among the featured talent is baltimore's singing sensation youth choir. >> my children are always singing in churches, learning the history of hats in churches. >> dorothy a human and civil rights leader set the bar for wearing crowns. like many women she wore a lot of hats, a metaphor for what all women do. >> we are the may tree arc of not only the family, but of the community. >> kai jackson, wjz eyewitness news. wow, they're beautiful. well, crowns runs today and tomorrow at morgan's murphy fine arts center.
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there is also a crown celebrity hat auction and an online event where you can purchase stylish hats and raise scholarship money for students there. you can go to wjz.com and click on seen on tv for more information. how much you want to bet, the easter hats in two weeks will be off the charts. >> you have to start now, getting that easter hat. >> shopping? >> yes, it takes a while to find the right hat that matches the right shoes and bag. >> it sounds like you know a lot about the easter bonnet, gigi. >> they are a good disguise for a bad hair day. >> that's one things guys don't have to deal with. >> when we come back, tim will have the exclusive eyewitness news first warning five-day forecast. >> we'll be right back in just a moment.
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overnight hours. 68 on tuesday, 64 then 68 on wednesday and thursday. that looks like a good week. well, that is the first hour of our saturday morning show. there is another hour of eyewitness news coming right up. >> we'll be talking about keeping your identity safe by sled be important documents and avoiding injuries when we it's true, the usda verifies that my fresh, fit & easy chicken is raised cage-free and fed an all-veggie diet. is there a movie deal? thank you... [ chickens clucking ] now ladies, don't get any ideas. [ male announcer ] perdue. the first chicken company
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coming up next on eyewitness news, shut down averted. the latest on the last minute deal in washington as lawmakers agree on a budget. >> reporter: finding phylicia, i'm mike hellgren with details of two new massive searches for the return of the honors students. >> please release her, let her go. >> reporter: why police believe someone is not telling the full story. pain at the pump, rising gas prices are starting to drain drivers of their cash, how they're coping. and after a day of rain yesterday, we're hoping to see some sun today. what does mother nature have in store? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in his first warning weather forecast and. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh, you look at tax season, you have all the different papers where your identity is everywhere. we will show you how to turn it into dust for free. join us when we return.
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good morning, welcome back to eyewitness news this saturday. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. temperatures are in the 40s across the area. it's a misty start, a little moisture out there left over from yesterday. so it's a little foggy as well. what you can see, you can take away from that picture as we look at the inner harbor, the waters are calm, the winds are calm as well. there is not much movement out there. things have calmed down nicely since the rain moved out yesterday. we expect to see improvement this day. while we did have in the forecast the chance for a very early morning shower. much of that potential is moving away now. we have the mist left over, mostly cloudy and warmer today than yesterday. we didn't get out of the 40s
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yesterday. 45 the overnight low, with a shower late, a fleeting shower tonight or tomorrow early. then warm tomorrow up to around 70 degrees. we'll have your completed updated first warning forecast in a few moment now here's what people are talking about this morning, less than one hour before the government was set to shut down, lawmakers strike a deal with the white house. it slashes a historic amount of spending, but it's only the first step in a budget battle for congress. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: just minutes before the midnight deadline, president obama walked to the podium to announce the government would not shut down. >> the washington monument as well as the entire federal government will be open for business. >> reporter: the president top senate democrat harry reid and house speaker john boehner struck a deal that funds the government through september. it slashes some $38 billion in spending, which could add up to the largest budget cuts for federal agencies in history.
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>> we fought to keep a government spending down because it really will in fact create a better environment for job creators in our economy. >> both sides have had to make tough choices. tough choices is what this job is all about. >> reporter: the deal may be done, but it's not official. lawmakers did not turn the agreement into a bill and raced to vote on another measure that would keep the government open one more week. the senate acted within minutes, it took the house a little longer. because the two sides had reached a deal, the top white house budget official ordered federal agencies not to shut down at midnight. that was welcome news for about 800,000 federal employees who were preparing to stay home without pay starting today. this budget battle was only the first step. next week lawmakers start working on the federal budget for next year. republicans are to fight for as much as $100 billion in cuts in that spending plan, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> and some house republicans voted no on the measure to keep the government open for one more week, a move designed to show that they were not happy with the long-term deal. they say the cuts were not deep enough. the search is on in baltimore county for a man police say assaulted a three-year-old and threatened to kill the boy's mother. these are two pictures of antonio johnson. investigators say johnson climbed into a window at his ex-girlfriend's house and threatened her with a knife. the next day police say he came back again and kicked the door in and assaulted the boy. police say anyone with information should give them a call. a landmark bill regarding illegal immigrants takes another step closer towards becoming a law in maryland. the house has passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrant students the same in state tuition at maryland universities as other students. immigrant students whose parents moved here when they were young have some restrictions like completing two years at a community college first. the senate has already passed a similar bill.
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without a trace, in just a moments about an hour police will launch another massive search for missing teens phylicia barnes. mike hellgren has more on where they're searching and why. >> reporter: the two searches will last until sun down. police hope to crack one of the highest profile missing person cases in baltimore history. how did phylicia barnes, a prominent high school student visiting her sister in baltimore seemingly vanish. leaving behind a devastated mother. >> i wish i could be in her place and she could be in my place. >> reporter: police want volunteers for one search, canvassing around the reisterstown apartments and reisterstown road, where phylicia was staying. a commune is still on edge. >> truthfully i think its crazy for it to happen in this area. >> it's just very sad and i'm glad they're still looking. >> i do wonder about it, i hope she's still alive. >> reporter: a second search would canvass a wooded area police are keeping secret.
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police say they picked the spot because of information they gleaned froma person of interest. it's a place they've searched before, more than 200 cops will do it again. a criminal justice class tout by former police commissioner leonard ham is helping in the volunteer search along with several churches. >> as a father i would want to know that somebody is helping today and is anxious to help on this. so when the call came, there was no second thoughts. let's get involved. >> reporter: bring some peace to phylicia's loved ones who have known little of it since december 28th, the day she disappeared. >> i hope that god sees me worthy enough to lead me, to give me the insight to where she's at. >> reporter: mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, mike. several rewards are being offered for information in this case. there is still a tip line at (855)223-0033, that number is staffed around the clock.
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information is also available at wjz.com. and we promise to keep following this case and we'll let you know as soon as phylicia is found. fired, that's the punishment excuse me instability overseas is part of the reason why the price of gas is skyrocketing here in maryland. some stations have already hit $4 a gallon for regular gas. weijia jiang has more on how those prices have many drivers thinking twice before getting behind the wheel. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. right now we are all paying about 1 dollar per gallon more for gas than last year, and many people have had to change the way they live just to keep up. when this man fills up he thinks where the gas money not going. >> we used to go different places like the mall with my kids, not no more, you know. maybe we walk to the park. so all because of gas.
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>> reporter: his wife used to stay at home to take care of their four kids, now she has to work, like many marylanders, the family is struggling to adjust to prices just shy of the $4 mark. the state's average for a gallon of regular is 3.71. last week it was 3.51, and last year it was 2.84. >> i've become ten times more conscious of my trips, and basically how i can consolidate my trips. >> reporter: because drivers are making changes in their lifestyles, the economy is slowing and the timing couldn't be much worse. >> just as many retailers are getting back on their feet, feeling good about the world, department stores and other retailers will suddenly have to deal with rising gasoline prices. >> reporter: gas prices even forced some co-workers to give up their jobs. >> i've already had two that have had to resign with the changes in pricing with their income not changing, they can't make the commute anymore.
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>> reporter: davis who pays nearly $100 to fill up plans to buy a new car, one of many changes she hopes will leave change in her wallet. economists predict maryland will hit the $4 mark sometime in the summer months. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you think we have it bad here, drivers in california, hawaii and alaska are already paying more than $4 for a gallon of regular gas. turning to sports, one of the best hitters in the history of baseball shocked fans when he suddenly decides to call it a career. manny ramirez again tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs yesterday and instead of taking a 100 game suspension as a multiple offender, he has opted to retire. the tampa bay rays say they are surprised and disappointed by the slugger's decision. ramirez is a 12 time all star and hit 555 home runs in a career that spanned 19 seasons.
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as for our birds, the orioles were supposed to take on texas yesterday, but the game was not to be. it was rain, look at what happened here. a couple of rangers doing their best rick dempsey impressions. the game was delayed and cancelled due to a rain delay. the orioles and rangers will make up with a double header today and probably play without the help of second baseman brian roberts. he was hospitalized after complaining of stomach pains. it starts at 4:35. >> that looks like a fancy slip and slide. >> if it rains out, have fun anyway. >> you have to have a kid like spirit to play the game. >> i like the shot of the fans going gosh i wish i was out there. i'm sure there are some fans who probably have done that, you know. they get arrested shortly after. >> aleast attempted. >> we're looking at a decent day, the orioles forecast for the game, we've learned you can trade in these tickets for any
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game considered non-prime game i would imagine it's not yankees or boston, through may 31st, but if you go to this game today at 4:35, your ticket from yesterday gets you both games. so a single admission ticket gets you a double header, that's not a bad deal. 4:35 we're looking at pretty much the heat of the day, which is around 58 degrees, partly cloudy and mild. there you have it, not a bad day for baseball. 43 is our temperature at bwi-marshall, 85% relative humidity, northeast wind at 7 miles per hour and 30.18 and rising is the barometer. with that barometer rising, high pressure is building in, we are looking at clearer conditions than yesterday. the storms that came through yesterday, the rain started early yesterday morning in the overnight hours and stayed with us all through the day. so now we're seeing that clear out. we'll see more sun today. temperatures will warm up nicely. 38 in oakland, 48 in ocean city. in the immediate metro area 40
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in westminster, 41 bel air, and 44 in annapolis and kent island. we're going up to probably about 15 degrees warmer than those temperatures currently. we'll start to see over the neck few days a uniform shift in the winds going from the northeast to the west and eventually southwest. with that we'll tap into warm air. clear in the mid portion of the country and down toward the southwest. only a few light disturbances around. with that warmer air, well, we're going to see potential for thunderstorms. that happens very, very late on monday. so to walk you through, we are close enough to a few disturbances that we could see light showers today and into tomorrow. not a major part of the forecast, all of this moisture is still around, but the warm air builds. today near 60, tomorrow near 70. by monday just like this past monday the warmest day of the week with temperatures in the mid-80s, some parts closer to
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90 degrees. i don't know what's happening with these mondays, but that seems to be the pattern every seven days and it's falling on monday. 7:39 your sunset. east wind five to ten knots. your next high tide 11:07. we're looking for morning mist and fog. 45 tonight, passing shower very late and that lingers into tomorrow. otherwise a very nice day. 68 degrees your daytime high for sunday. 85 on monday. thunderstorms will be very late in the evening after dark and in the overnight showers lingering into tuesday, temperatures take a hit, 68 on tuesday, 64 wednesday and back up to near 70 on thursday. >> spring is finally setting in. >> it feels like it. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. what d did he say? a groom to be doesn't mince words when he is asked about his upcoming wedding on national television. wait until you hear what he had to say. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh live at the polyparking lot.
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do you have thing to shred, cell phones, dvds, cds, paper, they'll do it free in the parking lot to keep your identity safe. a live report when we return. all right, mike. but first here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck, everybody. we're back in just a moment. stick around.
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welcome back to eyewitness news on this saturday morning, we're looking at a little fog out there, low clouds out there, we will start to see air mixing a little bit. less and less fog. the clouds will break for sun. misty out there now. temperatures are not really changing much. no fluctuation, we got into the low 40s, that's where we still remain through this morning. warm air advances now that we have the low pressure that brought us the rain yesterday all day long starts to move out. with that warm air we go from the 40s yesterday into the upper 50s to near # zero today and near 70 tomorrow and up into the mid-80s by monday. but as you see the fog will give way to a little sun and temperatures around 60 degrees. we'll have your five-day first warning forecast in a few
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moments. tim, thank you. a cross dresser breaks into a family's home. a woman dressed as a man barged into the house yesterday morning. she was reportedly armed with a knife, taser and fake gun. detectives say she was wearing a fake mustache to disguise herself. >> the suspect was there to collect a debt of around $15,000 that was owed to her for sale of a vehicle. police say she went into a the wrong house. a texas rangers fan shows us what not to do before your wedding. >> you're getting married tomorrow morning at the ballpark, how does it feel. >> it will be the worst day of my life. >> taylor, you're going to get good remarks for that one. >> that was tuesday night's game between the rangers and mariners. now the team says it may have all been a heck, because no one actually saw the couple at the park the next day. or maybe the bride to be had second thoughts after that
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performance from her future husband. >> did you see her face when he said that? yeah, like she wanted to ring his neck. i wouldn't marry him either if he didn't want to marry me. you're out buddy. >> as donald trump says you're fired. >> wow. texas is in town, hopefully that he don't bring antics with them. identity theft is on the rides, but there are ways to keep your information safe. for starters before you throw it out, send those important documents through a sha shredder. >> shredding trucks are aiming to give you a hand with the tasks. >> reporter: we're in the polyparking lot. let's say this is all your financial documents from 2000 something that you don't need it anymore. you don't need to save it. you don't need to save it for the government or anything, you could shred it by yourself or
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you could have a great big shredding company do it. they're doing that today for free. why d it? >> to protect your identity. one in three people every three seconds someone's identity has been stolen in the united states. over 9 million people a year. >> reporter: who is sponsoring this? >> junior achievement is part of this, a nonprofit organization producing financial literacy in children, and the attorney general's office. >> people can come by when to when? >> 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at polyhigh school, it's free. >> let me do the fun thing, tom, i'm going to get around you. what i get to do, tom go down for a second. see this button. i'm not going to hit that one. tom back up there. those are all my documents that show you exactly where all my money is. let's go. oh no.
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there we go. i'd love to say how impressive that is, but right now that is -- you know what the problem is, we have too few documents i think. >> it could be. we usually do hundreds of pounds at a time. now it's all gone. >> reporter: whenever you do a demonstration for television, that's what happens. unfortunately, but the cool thing is you don't need to just have the paper out here. you're taking anything. >> pretty much anything, cell phones, blackberries, dvds, c ds, thumb drives, everything but a computer monitor, hard drives, anything that stores confidential data. bring it out it's free. >> it will go through the shredder, all the proceeds are going to junior achievement. >> hard drives, when computers are obsolete, they have no idea what to do with it. >> a lot of times people give them away, unfortunately, you still have all your financial data on the computer that you're giving to someone else. >> reporter: tim i, got your
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cell phone and 26 minutes we're going to shred it out here. if you don't believe me come back. >> i believe you, i don't trust you, but i do believe you. mike, you talked about the proceeds, how much is it to do this? >> reporter: oh, it is free, but he's talking about the proceeds that they sell the paper, right? >> all the money that we receive from the paper will go go back to junior achievement. >> reporter: paper doesn't bring much, a truck this size will bring how much? >> on a good day in a good market, probably close to a thousand dollars. >> reporter: wow, what do i know? >> come raise some money, bring everything out. good we'll be back in a half hour. >> mike, thank you. mike schuh reporting live from polywestern at cold spring and falls road. with tim's cell phone. i better go check. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning: >> reporter: cirque du soleil totem is no easy job.
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with temperatures up near 60 today, we go near 70 looking for a chance of thunderstorms late on monday. that's after a daytime high in the mid-80s, again like last monday. 68 tuesday, 64 and 68 on wednesday and thursday with overnight lows mild, as mild as 60 on monday night. cirque du soleil has officially taken over baltimore
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on the westport water front. totem is mesmerizing audiences. jessica kartalija takes us behind the scenes to see what it takes to get ready for this visually exotic performance. >> reporter: good morning everyone. before the performers can take to the stage they must condition and be in top shape. and the head trainer tells me all of the moves just come naturally. take a look. perfecting the gymnastics, choreography in cirque du soleil's totem. >> you need to get your squeeze, and the full twist in it as well. >> reporter: is up to this man, totem head coach, darryn webster. >> it goes upside down, everything is is my responsibility. >> reporter: webster trained as an elite gymnast and coach before being recruited to coach with performers before the
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show. >> fluorescent pink, i make sure it's safe and i make sure that they can repeat that same elite level of gymnastics or acrobatics that they do every day twice a day. >> with rigorous workouts webster's job is to perfect performers' technique. in preparing for the rings trio, performers condition and run through the performance on stage while webster looks on. he says the rigorous training is what allows the performers to push the limits. >> these guys know exactly what they're doing all the time. they train for years. so 20 years gets them good muscle memory going. it's automatic for them. >> webster tells me they are always watching performances of the shows and they are constantly making changes and improvements. at cirque du soleil in westport i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> and totem ends on may 1st. and for all you procrastinators out there, tickets are still available. and i don't know how you improve on that, when you can bend over backwards and look at the back of your feet. >> i can't move now from working out two days ago. >> you know, that's incredible. i've heard it's a phenomenal show. you know, you can see for yourself of course. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning. >> last minute deal. lawmakers make big sacrifices last night to avoid a government shut down. details of the new budget agreement and. >> coming up back from the dead to say thanks. that story as eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. and i'm tim williams. it's the bottom of the hour. temperatures are in the low 40s area wide. we have mist and fog, our chance for showers now pretty much gone away. so we allow for that, as you look at a calm and quiet start to your weekend, it's going to be a pretty nice day. it's going to improve. you will see more and more sun peaking through the clouds. fewer chances of showers. we're close enough to disturbances that we could see some at very, very brief
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intervals through the rest of the weekend. morning mist and fog, otherwise mostly cloudy and warmer than yesterday. only in the mid to upper 40s yesterday. tonight mostly cloudy with a passing shower very late and again just a very quick, maybe just fleeting shower. then mostly cloudy tomorrow again, but warmer temperatures near 70-degree. we'll have your complete updated forecast in a few moments. thank you, tim. now here's what people are talking about this morning. >> congress reaches a budget deal less than one hour before the deadline avoiding a potential government shut down. the deal cuts spending by $39 billion, until a time package is approved a stopgap measure will cut $2 billion keep the government running to then. president obama praised the agreement and talked about the negotiation process. >> i would not have made these cuts in better circumstances, but beginning to live within our means is the only way to protect those investments that will help
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america compete for new jobs. >> one major sticking point in the negotiation process, federal funding of planned parenthood. obama says that will not be cut. time is running out for maryland lawmakers to raise the alcohol tax. supporters say the money would fund the disabled and schools. suzanne collins reports on a last ditch lobbying effort. >> this would be the means to reduce an eventually eliminate the waiting list. >> reporter: edward cannot talk, so he is using a computer to explain it. 5000 disabled marylanders are on a waiting list hoping to get services. some are desperate. >> many of them have much older caregivers who are struggling to care for them at home. they may be at risk of becoming homeless. there are very dire situations out there. >> reporter: a bill to raise the sales tax on alcohol would filter money to the disabled, 5 million the first year, and additional funds for two years
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afterwards. >> kim curry is independent in a group home after years on the list. >> six to seven years at least, because at one time i was living with my brother and his family. >> reporter: liquor stores and restaurants say they are being saddled with this burden which will hurt business. >> if we lose sales, we will lose jobs and the people on the borders will be impacted by the high sales tax. >> the bill calls for a penny increase in the sales tax every year for three years. so by the third year, this bottle of jack daniels would cost 60 cents more. the alcohol tax would be spent to beef up education funding for baltimore city and prince county. the senate passed the bill but the house must vote by midnight on monday and the lobbying is intense. >> thank you for your support, appreciate it. >> reporter: from the state house, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, suzanne. even if the house votes in favor of the alcohol tax, any amendments or delays could doom
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the bill at this late hour. in the next half hour, two new searches will begin for missing honors student phylicia barnes. police want volunteers for one search canvassing the area around the reisterstown square apartments and reisterstown road plaza. phylicia was staying there with her sister when she disappeared more than three months ago. a second search will comb a wooded area that police are keeping secret. volunteers are asked to meet at reisterstown road and paterson avenue this morning at 8:00 a.m. we promise to keep following this case and we'll let you know as soon as phylicia is found. one of the stars of hbo's the wire is out on bail following her arrest on drug charges. phylicia pierson, also known as snoop is fighting accusations of conspiring to cell heroin. she was one of 64 people arrested in the massive sting aimed at east baltimore drug gang. pierson is on electronic
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monitoring after posing a $50,000 bond. a gunshot wound, no heartbeat it looked like the end for donald lee, as alex demetrick reports, two years later lee meets the man who helped bring him back to life. >> reporter: donald lee is 21, during a neighborhood scuffle two years ago. >> we got into a bad argument. it was supposed to be a fight. >> reporter: but he was shot in the chest. a friend tried to save him. >> put his finger in the hole to try to hold my blood in he said the eyes rolled in the back of my head and i was done. i passed out from there. >> reporter: baltimore county emt lieutenant richard lanett got the call and found lee without a heartbeat. >> he had collection between the lung and the lining of your body and builds up and presses your aorta and it makes you go into cardiac arrest. >> reporter: along with other
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middle river paramedics, he used a needle to inflate the bubble. >> that's the first time i ever had anybody wake up from a cardiac arrest to alive and speaking to you. >> reporter: donald lee was rushed to shock trauma, his mother was making her own desperate way to his side. >> i cried my heart out. i didn't know my son was at the scene of the crime. i didn't know what the lieutenant did, the procedures he did on my son. >> reporter: at shock trauma, surgeons followed up the procedures and gave donald lee a lock on life. >> he saved my son's life. it was a reunion the family marked with a homemade plaque of thanks for the lieutenant. >> it embarrasses me a little i guess. >> reporter: for donald lee. >> i wouldn't be here today. and i thank you very much for everything, with all my heart, i appreciate it. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and according to the lee family, two men have been convict the in the shooting and are currently awaiting
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sentencing. don't miss out on easy ways to save money on ways to save money on your home. >> reporter: in today's energy saver, more than 6 million americans work from home. that saves energy by cutting out the commute, but it may increase your energy bill. people who work from home should plug all their printers into a smart strip, it automatically turns off the power when not in use for more than an hour. energy star label computers use 70% less electricity if left in active energy star desktop computers enter a sleep mode saving you more energy. i'm mary bubala helping you be an energy saver. >> for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to wjz.com, scroll down the right-hand side of the page, and then click on our special section. on to golf now where it appears tiger woods has found his swing once again at the
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masters. woods was six under par in the second round at augusta. he is within three hot. rory mcelroy heading into tonight. mcelroy is sitting at ten under for the tournament so far. as the 21-year-old from northern ireland looks to win his first major of his young career, they'll take i guess the first swings are going to go off in just about 20 minutes. and you can watch third and fourth round coverage of the masters golf tournament this weekend on wjz 13. our coverage starts today at 3:30. and tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., live exclusively right here on wjz 13. and in his doctor's house call, dr. bill howard is here today. he'll be talking about golf injuries. >> what to watch out for. the official kickoff of the golf season. we'll hear what he has to say. >> golf season means spring. >> spring, it does. >> what does it mean? >> no, you have to fill in that blank. it does mean spring. temperatures are going to cooperate. today make the links are damp
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starting off but they'll dry out nicely. we have a decent day shaping up overall. a little misty, a little fog. visibility not really a problem. looking at the temperatures, they didn't fluctuate too much. yesterday they got into the mid-40s, with the cloud cover sealed our temperatures, we didn't drop much overnight. we stayed around 40 degrees across most of the state. 43 at bwi-marshall, 46 in ocean city. around the immediate metro area we have 44 in kent -- on kent island, 44 in annapolis, 43 columbia, rock hall, dc and 40 in bel air and in westminster. we've had a bit of a north-northeasterly wind around much of the state. it's becoming more uniform now. they were variable all through the day, the directions coming in from all over the place until an hour ago. we'll see more of a uniform shift to the west and southwest over the next few days. with that we'll tap into more warm air and we'll gradually warm up by tender grass every
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day. today 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. then the progression will keep right on through monday. we still have close enough to a few disturbances with the front stalled to our south and a disturb answers around the north that we could see a fleeting shower again late tonight and into tomorrow, but it's really not a major part of the forecast. our computer models don't have that built in. we'll mention it, but it doesn't change any plans. warm air will start building in heading into monday. for the second monday in a row, we'll have temperatures spiking and topping out in the mid-80s. with that we have sunset today at 7:39 with an east wind on the bay at five to ten knots, your next high tide 11:07 this morning. 56 today, with a little help from the sun we could get to 60 very easily. 45 tonight, mostly cloudy with a passing shower late. tomorrow 68 degrees, warm and again you talk about golf forecast. look at this, 85 on monday. i can see a lot of three day
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weekend this week. 68 on tuesday, 64 and 68 and with a chance of thunderstorms that will happen late on monday. we're talking about around midnight or so. >> when we're asleep. >> hopefully. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning, it's almost like -- or time rather to hit the link as golf season kicks off. >> as we mentioned dr. bill howard is here to tell us about golf injuries and how to avoid them. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh live at polyhigh school. folks are already showing up, getting all their documents with all their personal information shredded here for free. you can join them too when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,, 3q
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well, don't let the clouds fool you. it will be a nice day. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning at 7:45. it's 43 degrees, and partly cloudy in baltimore. >> well the state attorney general is getting the word out that it's important to shred all of your important documents to keep them away from identity thieves. >> wjz goes back out to the
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polywestern high school complex where a shredding event is taking place. mike schuh is shredding documents and cell phones and everything else he can find. >> reporter: i like that. tim, i don't know if you realize check your pockets, i got your cell phone, a disc of your personal data with all of your wealth stored with all the credit cards numbers you have. the idea is that, you know, it's not just paper. it could be a lot of things that have personal data including these things. you're like how do i get rid of that? they'll shred it. i'll give this to our stunt model rob, he will give if to the other guy, who will throw it up into the hopper . what he will do is throw it up there and we'll see it happen any second now i'm told. it will be thrown in there, thrown in there, is it in there? well, start the blades anyway. they're going to start this
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thing out. it's going to kill it. there we go. thank you. we made it work. it's in there, shred it now. it exploded. the unique thing is we had people who saw us on the tv and came by with all sorts of documents. rebecca why come here? >> i turned the television on, i saw you, you said you were there, and i said i have bags of trash, paystubs, everything. >> reporter: you don't want to shred that by hand. >> not by hand. let me go down. it's free, they can get a thousand dollars a truck. i can help them fill it. >> reporter: as my brother used to say if it's free, it's for me. >> that is so correct. thank you. >> reporter: thank you rebecca, thank you for coming down. this goes from 9:00 until 1:00 that's what i'm told all proceeds go to junior achievement and what are you going to do with the money? >> we will use that money to
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educate students in central maryland, on state workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. >> and the ag is coming later? the attorney general will come down because they are a cosponsor. poly high school at cold spring and falls. you're off the jfx, north and southbound and 9:00 until 1:00 right here. free. >> free to do and they get money for the truck after it's full. >> what's not to love. tim, sorry about your cell phone. >> i can't find it either. i think you may have actually thrown it in there. but i'll see you when you get back. >> it needs to go. it was old enough. >> thank you mike schuh, reporting live from poly western this morning. >> don't miss out on it if you have things to shred. >> still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, golf season officially kicks off this weekend. not everyone is in tip continue top shape physically and ready
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for 18 holes. >> dr. bill is here to talk about the ware and tear of ,,,,,
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well, he is great at weather, oh and good at golf too. tim williams, he'll never make it to the masters, i don't think. but he is in shape for the golf course. are you? >> i'm in shape for the set. and the putter. >> we're talking about golf and keeping yourself in tip continue top shape and stay safe on the golf course. >> people thought for a long time it was a sport for old fat
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man. it's a pretty good exercise if you walk 5 miles with a heavy bag, that's good exercise. look at the pros men and women, they are athletes. >> what are some of the most common injuries for gulfers? >> in my case it would be poison ivy, and angry raccoon bites where i play. but usually most common is pain in the lower back, shoulders, elbows and wrists. and those are the most common. >> then what causes those injuries? well usually it's poor technique and overuse, playing too much, too badly. and that will hurt you. >> is there any real prevention for it? i don't know how you really stay in shape for golf. you're not lifting weights like new guys are. what can you do? >> you can't prevent them, but if you play a little less, if you improve your technique, if you have a bad elbow, get a tennis arm strap. this one is called a bandit. wear that when you play and that may help.
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>> so from the elbow to the knee we know that tiger woods has a knee injury. what causes that? >> he had a torn acl of all things because he torques so hard when he swings, thousands and thousands of times that the a-cl finally gave out on him. >> who has more, is it the ware and tear for the professional golfers or amateur golfers because they're just starting with the range of motion? >> you would think it's the amateurs because they have such bad technique, most of the time it's the pros, they play so much their bodies get injured, they wear out. >> that's the pro and amateur. what about men and women what's the difference injures? >> pretty much the same except the wrists. men have more elbow injuries. women more wrist injuries, probably from lack of muscle. >> now, shy of being chased by your wife with a golf club and hitting a fire hydrant, what are the most dangerous golf injuries? >> one of the most dangerous really is over turning your
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cart. there were ten people killed last year doing that. >> over turning the cart? >> over turning the cart. >> you're kidding. >> and lightning. >> what do you do in a lightning storm? >> there is the old joke hold up a one iron, because even god can't hit a one iron. really you should lay down in a low place, stay in the cart, don't touch the metal stay in the cart. >> i want to try. you want to try? >> i'm on the wrong side. get out of your way so you can't claim i'm blocking you. >> it is going off. >> wow. it went right off the whole set. you got three tries i should get three. >> whoa. you know what, it took me three, it took her two. every time you come here you rig something. >> are you going to stalk off the set again. >> i don't this time. i think this is all a conspiracy. >> he is king tim.
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five days of first warning weather, 60 today, 70 tomorrow, 85 monday, 68 on tuesday. look for a chance of thunderstorms on monday. looks like a golfer's forecast. >> all or nothing as we go out. >> that's pressure. thank you for joining us while gigi is doing ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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